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The creators of have also aimed to show a more “modern” Jew than is typically portrayed in the media, especially regarding their relationships.“We see Orthodox Jews being forced into stifling arranged marriages or secular Jews in super casual relationships,” Gottfried said at a recent screening of in Manhattan.
“Never anything in between.” To accomplish this, Gottfried said she wanted to show the awkward, comedic side of dating.
“It helps to laugh about it and show we’re not alone,” she said.
In light of religious expectations to marry at a young age, unmarried individuals in the community are frequently viewed implicitly–and all too often explicitly–as second-class citizens.
This is reflected, for example, in the phrase “singles/shidduch crisis,” a shorthand term used to describe this phenomenon, that some view as marginalizing and pathologizing this group.
Some engage in it as a profession and charge a fee for their services.